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The Statehouse News Bureau was founded in 1980 to provide educational, comprehensive coverage of legislation, elections, issues and other activities surrounding the Statehouse to Ohio's public radio and television stations. To this day, the Bureau remains the only broadcast outlet dedicated to in-depth coverage of state government news and topics of statewide interest. The Bureau is funded througheTech Ohio, and is managed by ideastream

The reporters at the Bureau follow the concerns of the citizens and voters of Ohio, as well as the actions of the Governor, the Ohio General Assembly, the Ohio Supreme Court, and other elected officials. We strive to cover statehouse news, government issues, Ohio politics, and concerns of business, culture and the arts with balance and fairness, and work to present diverse voices and points of view from the Statehouse and throughout Ohio. 

The three award-winning journalists at the bureau have more than 60 combined years of radio and television experience. They can be heard on National Public Radio and are regular contributors to Morning EditionAll Things Considered and Marketplace

Every weekday, the Statehouse News Bureau produces in-depth news reports forOhio's public radio stations. Those stories are also available on this website, either on the front page or in our archives. Weekly, the Statehouse News Bureau produces a television show from our studios in the Statehouse. The State of Ohio is an unique blend of news, interviews, talk and analysis, and is broadcast on Ohio's public television stations

The Statehouse News Bureau also produces special programming throughout the year, including the Governor's annual State of the State address to the Ohio General Assembly and a five-part year-end review. 

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8:53 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Luckie Pleads Guilty To Ethics Charges

For the second time in a year, a former state representative heads to prison for ethics violations he made while serving in office.

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4:29 pm
Mon January 21, 2013

State officals doubt Medicaid expansion will bring bonus


A new report says Medicaid expansion could bring Ohio nearly one and a half billion dollars over the next ten years. But Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports, state officials are not convinced about the costs involved. 

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8:57 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Folk Singer Recalls King's Message And Movement

Fifty years ago this summer, Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in Washington, D.C. With him that day was an up-and-coming folk trio: Peter, Paul and Mary.

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6:57 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Kasich Sets Time And Place For Speech

Last year, Governor John Kasich did something no other Ohio governor had done in modern times --- he delivered his annual State of the State somewhere besides the state capitol building in Columbus.

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6:39 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Flu Still A Problem But Fewer Hospitalizations

Influenza continues to hit Ohio hard, but there's one hopeful sign.

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7:12 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Teachers Get Training To prevent Classroom Attacks


More than a hundred Ohio teachers and school principals got some special training Thursday on ways to possibly prevent and respond to violent attacks, like the one that killed 26 last month at a school in Connecticut.

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12:30 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Senators Weigh In On Gun Restrictions

Ohio’s two U.S. Senators are indicating their support of certain gun restrictions.

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12:40 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Vouchers An Option For Students In More Than 200 Schools This Fall

For the past 7 years, students in poorly-performing public schools have been eligible for vouchers to transfer to private schools.

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10:27 am
Wed January 16, 2013

ODOT Unveils New Website For Ohio Drivers

The first place Ohio drivers turn to for help is often not ODOT. But the transportation agency hopes to help drivers navigate through six big Ohio cities and throughout the state with a new website.

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10:19 am
Wed January 16, 2013

First Energy Buys Naming Rights to Cleveland Browns Stadium

Pending city approval, Northeast Ohio football fans will no longer be marching into Cleveland Browns Stadium to cheer on their team. The Browns have sold naming rights for the facility to Akron-based First Energy Corporation.

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10:07 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Lawmaker Protests Moving State Of The State Beyond Statehouse

One Ohio lawmaker asks this question - what would happen if the President moved his State of the Union address from the Capitol building in Washington D.C. to an auditorium in Peoria, Illinois?

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6:55 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Thousands Of Ohioans To Benefit From Mortgage Settlement

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio says the recent agreement by 10 major mortgage servicers to pay billions of dollars to wrongly-foreclosed homeowners is good….but not big enough.

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7:25 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Social media and internet framing Steubenville rape case

The alleged rape of a teenage girl by two high school sophomores in the town of Steubenville is gathering national media attention -- thanks in large part to the internet and social media. Atish Baidya of member station WOUB in Athens reports new ways of spreading information are impacting the case.

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7:07 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

State approves fund to pay college students' internships

Thousands of Ohio college students are soon going to get paid internships or co-op jobs, thanks to a new infusion of government money.

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6:45 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

More Voting Topics Await New Legislature

A three day statewide conference of boards of elections members and workers concluded in Columbus, just as state lawmakers prepare to come back to the capital for their first full week of work in this new General Assembly.

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6:32 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

State Looks To Do More To Stop Human Trafficking

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he'll back further legislation this session bolstering the state's legal crackdown on human trafficking.

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5:02 pm
Tue January 8, 2013

Former Governor Ted Strickland Will Not Run In 2014

Ever since he was defeated in his re-election bid 2 years ago, Former Governor Ted Strickland has been mentioned as a possible candidate for governor in 2014. But now, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports Strickland has taken his hat out of the ring.

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10:07 am
Mon January 7, 2013

New Senate President To Restructure Committees

The incoming president of the Ohio Senate says he’s changing things up a bit.

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7:41 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Kasich warns drillers they may face worse than his proposed tax

One of Governor John Kasich’s top goals in 2013 is to finally convince Ohio legislators to hike the severance tax on oil and gas drillers…and use the revenue to enact a CUT in the state INCOME tax.

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10:42 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Food Markets Foster Community And Economic Growth

Columbus' North Market, Cleveland's West Side Market and Cincinnati's Findlay Market bring attention to the potential impact of food-related businesses on the economy.

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